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AM News: State Ballot Initiative Results Show Deep National Divides

Election Shows Voters Divided Over Education WSJ: Voters delivered mixed verdicts on a raft of education-related ballot questions, highlighting the deep divide across the country over how to run public schools.

Teachers Unions Notch Big Election Wins On State Education Votes Reuters: Teachers unions won several big victories in both red and blue states Tuesday, overturning laws that would have eliminated tenure in Idaho and South Dakota, defeating a threat to union political work in California, and ousting a state schools chief in Indiana who sought to fundamentally remake public education.

AMNewsObama's Reelection Is Opportunity For 4 More Years of Building On Education Policy TheHechingerReport: In his victory speech, he promised to expand “access to the best schools and best teachers” and spoke broadly about hope for America’s future, particularly for children, but did not offer specific policy ideas.

Glenda Ritz Upsets Tony Bennett in Indiana Education Chief Race  IndianaEconomicDigest: Nationally, the contest has been on the radar screen of supporters and opponents alike of the massive education overhaul that Bennett championed with the backing of Republican Gov. Mitch Daniels and the GOP-controlled Legislature.

Postelection, Kline Talks ESEA Renewal, Fiscal Cliff, and Bipartisanship PoliticsK12: President Barack Obama will be back for four more years, the U.S. Senate is still in Democratic hands, and the U.S. House of Representatives is still GOP-controlled. That means, of course, that U.S. Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., is still at the helm of the House education committee. So what does Kline envision for the next couple years?

Schools Are Using Social Networking to Involve Parents EdWeek: A number of districts are also providing parents access to Web portals where they can see everything from their children's grades on school assignments to their locker combinations and what they're served for lunch.

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